Indie Crafter Du Jour: Sleepy Mountain

watermelon-earringsDiamonds and other shiny things make great earrings. But what about Seinfeld heads, slices of pepperoni pizza and Kurt Vonnegut studs? Makes those pearls look kinda lame, right? Portlandian -- Maine, not Oregon -- Thais Marchese handcrafts these beauties in her Etsy shop Sleepy Mountain. Comprised of quirky goodies for fans of little-left-of-mainstream culture (Larry David, anyone?), now you can wear your favorite characters on your 'lobes.

But perhaps my favorite pair are these watermelon studs, which remind us that even in a land of bitter cold, black slush and wool layers, there is a thing called summer.